Micro-CT for Zoology Research

BRUKER SKYSCAN X-ray tomography instruments apply to all forms of life. The power of 3D nondestructive imaging has revolutionized the way zoologists conduct integrative and comparative biology research. 

  • High sensitivity to different tissue types
  • Superior resolution for resolving subtle differences in morphometry 
  • Comprehensive visualization tools to produce stunning images that are sure to attract attention
Comparative biology

Comparative biology

The SkyScan visualization programs DATAVIEWER and CTVOX create beautifully rendered images and movies of specimens, allow for complete data manipulation, and side-by-side comparison in 3D space.  

Remora vein

Model biomechanics & functional biology

High quality micro-CT images are the first step in modeling biomechanics and functional biology.


Our comprehensive method notes provide a blueprint to extract the most details out of samples which inherently do not provide natural X-ray contrast. It is possible through the use of prescribed protocols to obtain detailed images at ultra-high resolution. Through the use of the SkyScan 3D Suite visualization tools, breath-taking rendering can be created from your samples.

Micro-CT for vertebrates

X-ray computed tomography for vertebrates does not mean being restricted to skeletal anatomy. Through the use of contrast enhancing agents and chemical drying techniques, a full range of tissue information can be extracted from the micro-CT images. 

Related Articles

X-ray Microscopic Examination of a Beetle

Beetles are the largest insect order, with Tribolium castaneum as the first species with a completely sequenced genome; beetles may now be new candidates for

X-ray Microscopic Examination of a Rattlesnake

 Snakes are elongated, limbless, carnivorous reptiles that first appeared in the fossil record during the Cretaceous period, between 145.5 and 65.5 million years ago.

Micro-CT Imaging of Avian Skulls

Figure 1: Images of a Chukar Partridge and a Pheasant 1,2 With nearly 11,000 species of living birds comprising a vast spectrum of shapes, colors,

Not sure about the best instrument for your application?
Do you want to see micro-CT results of your sample?
Our specialists are happy to help.
Not sure about the best instrument for your application?
Do you want to see micro-CT results of your sample?
Our specialists are happy to help.

Coming Soon:

Customer access to tips and instructional videos, method notes, tutorials, application notes, and other content to support your research.


While we are not currently looking to fill a specific position at Micro Photonics, if helping others advance their research is something you are passionate about, then feel free to send us your resume so that we can keep it for further considerations when a position does become available.

Please submit resumes to: info@microphotonics.com

Micro Photonics Inc.
1550 Pond Road, STE 110
Allentown, PA 18104


Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we will not be attending tradeshows in the near future. We are participating in webinars and virtual tradeshows and will post links to those as they are available.

Privacy Policy

What information do we collect? We collect information from you when you register on our site, place an order, subscribe to our newsletter or fill out a form. When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address, phone number or credit card information. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for? Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

; To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs).

; To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs).

; To process transactions. Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.

; To send periodic emails .The email address you provide for order processing, will only be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your order.Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

Terms and Conditions

Terms of Service for www.microphotonics.com

Introduction. Welcome to www.microphotonics.com. This website is owned and operated by Micro Photonics Inc. By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide, you understand and agree to accept and adhere to the following terms and conditions as stated in this policy (hereafter referred to as ‘User Agreement’), along with the terms and conditions as stated in our Privacy Policy (please refer to the Privacy Policy section below for more information).

This agreement is in effect as of October 25, 2018.

We reserve the right to change this User Agreement from time to time without notice. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this User Agreement periodically to familiarize yourself with any modifications. Your continued use of this site after such modifications will constitute acknowledgment and agreement of the modified terms and conditions.

Responsible Use and Conduct. By visiting our website and accessing the information, resources, services, products, and tools we provide for you, either directly or indirectly (hereafter referred to as ‘Resources’), you agree to use these Resources only for the purposes intended as permitted by (a) the terms of this User Agreement, (b) the terms of any applicable confidentiality, non-disclosure, or other agreement between you and a third party, and (c) applicable laws, regulations and generally accepted online practices or guidelines.

US Partner Form

    Micro-CT Buyers' Guide

      Free Micro-CT Evaluation Scan

      Are you interested in Micro-CT but aren’t sure if it will work for your application?  We would be happy to help you determine if a micro-CT is right for you and guide you to the system that is best suited for your application.  Our micro-CT laboratory has five different Bruker SkyScan Micro-CT systems available for a thorough investigation of your sample.

      Micro-CT results

      Send in a sample and our micro-CT experts will do the rest.  We will select the best instrument, scan the sample, and reconstruct the data.  You will receive a series of cross-sectional images visualizing the interior structure, a 3D model of your results and  a video of your sample with cut-through views. We will also provide our visualization software for enhanced viewing in both 2D and 3D … Explore Within!

      Fill out the form below and will we contact you to arrange the free micro-CT scan.

        Talk to a micro-CT specialist about your application

        Call Now Button